Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Cooperation on Advancing Apprenticeship, Career and Technical Education, and Vocational and Professional Education and Training


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Local news, 03.12.2018

On December 3, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann was in Washington, D.C. to sign a Memorandum of Understanding concerning cooperation on advancing Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET), Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Apprenticeship with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.

Swiss Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann signs Memorandum of Understanding with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Commerce Wilbus Ross, and Secretary of Commerce Alexander Acosta at NOVA Community College in Woodbridge, VA.
Swiss Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann signs Memorandum of Understanding with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Commerce Wilbus Ross, and Secretary of Commerce Alexander Acosta at NOVA Community College in Woodbridge, VA. © U.S. Department of Education

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which has been signed by Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann and his American counterparts in Washington on December 3, reaffirmed the will of the two countries to continue their ongoing cooperation in the area of VPET, CTE and apprenticeship. The MoU provides a framework for a practical exchange of information on VPET-related topics between the two countries, and was concluded between the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER and the U.S. Departments of Education, Commerce and Labor. The MoU will be valid for three years.

Swiss Ambassador to the U.S. Martin Dahinden speaking about the future of Swiss-American collaboration on vocational and professional education and training.
Swiss Ambassador to the U.S. Martin Dahinden speaking about the future of Swiss-American collaboration on vocational and professional education and training. © U.S. Department of Education
Swiss Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann joins Secretaries DeVos, Ross, Acosta, and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump in a tour of NOVA’s Nurse Aid Program.
Swiss Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann joins Secretaries DeVos, Ross, Acosta, and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump in a tour of NOVA’s Nurse Aid Program. © U.S. Department of Education

Switzerland and the United States sign Memorandum of Understanding on Apprenticeship